Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake Sunset

With a name derived from the French word for wicked or evil, Alberta’s Maligne Lake (pronounced muh-leen) offers a contradictory scenic and serene face. Located within Canada’s Jasper National Park, remote Maligne Lake shares its name with a nearby mountain…

Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake Reflections

Sylvan Lake is located midway between Alberta’s two largest cities, Calgary and Edmonton, and 12 miles northwest of Red Deer. This natural lake covers 10,576 acres with 21 miles of shoreline. Sylvan Lake offers many scenic vistas: sandy beaches, wetland…

Lake Annette & Lake Edith

Mount Edith Cavell

Two small lakes just outside of the Town of Jasper, Lake Annette and Lake Edith are favorites of local lake lovers. Although the lakes aren’t quite as spectacular as some of those in Jasper National Park, the stunning view of…

Horseshoe Lake AB

Valley of the Five Lakes Trail

One of the hidden gems in Alberta’s Jasper National Park is stunning Horseshoe Lake. This small lake is hemmed by towering cliffs along much of its shoreline and displays sparkling clear water in varying shades of blue. Shaped like a…

Cold Lake

Sunset Swimming at Cold Lake

It’s hard to believe that a water body named Cold Lake would be a summer water sports paradise, but this large lake on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border is exactly that. Located 175 miles northeast of Edmonton, two-thirds of the lake lie…

Abraham Lake

Frozen Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake is Alberta’s largest reservoir, gracing the Kootenay Plains area of the Canadian Rockies’ front range. The reservoir, created by damming the North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta, stores spring run-off for later use in hydroelectric generation. Because the…

Moraine Lake

Turquoise Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake, one of the jewels in Banff National Park’s crown, is sometimes dismissively called ‘the other lake’. Nothing could be more misleading. Neighbor Lake Louise may get more visitors and more travel industry attention, but Moraine Lake is a…

Lake Minnewanka

Lake Minnewanka Wildlife

Lake Minnewanka holds the distinction of being the largest lake in Banff National Park. The 17-mile-long lake lies between scenic mountain ranges and supports a wealth of wildlife along its shores. Only three miles north of the Town of Banff,…

Waterton Lakes

Canoeing Waterton Lakes National Park

“Where the mountains meet the prairies” is the motto of Waterton Lakes National Park, the home of three Waterton Lakes that straddle the Montana-Alberta, Canada border. This unique landscape is one of the very few places where the prairies meet…

Peyto Lake

Spectacular Peyto Lake View

Banff National Park in Alberta province is the birthplace of the Canadian national park system (1885), and Peyto Lake is one of the small, spectacularly beautiful, glacial lakes snuggled within the Park. The Canadian Rockies frame 346-acre Peyto Lake, renowned…

Eagle Lake AB

Follow the Trans-Canada Highway 25 miles east of Calgary and you will arrive at the northern shore of Eagle Lake. Surrounded by south-central Alberta’s wind-swept grasslands and vast skies, Eagle Lake is a treasure in a land of harsh winters…

Gull Lake AB

Marina at Gull Lake

Surrounded by Alberta’s wide-open spaces and endless Canadian skies, Gull Lake is located in Alberta’s Central tourism region. Well situated between Edmonton and Calgary in south-central Alberta, Gull Lake attracts a growing number of seasonal residents. Gull Lake’s 19,917-acre surface…

Quarry Lake

Quarry Lake is 129-acre lake located one hour west of Calgary and five minutes from the town of Canmore and Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. As the name indicates, Quarry Lake began life as a quarry that was eventually…

Lesser Slave Lake

Located 236 miles northwest of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, Lesser Slave Lake’s more than 280,000 surface acres present a wonderful scenic recreational jewel for the Province. The lake is one of a few accessible by auto, surrounded by forests. (Canada’s…

Lake Athabasca

Lake Athabasca is a 1,939,776-acre lake with a maximum depth of 410 feet making it the largest and deepest lake in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Approximately 30% of the lake lies within Alberta and the remainder is located in Saskatchewan.…